"Crimson Comet" - Wizard, 1946

Looking Back: Exploring The World of Tomorrow in DC Thomson’s “Big Five” boys comics

Notoriously secretive DC Thomson still publish Beano and Commando, but their past comics included The Dandy and weekly anthology titles aimed at boys such as Hotspur and Adventure.  These specialised in sports, school and war stories, but also, occasionally, there was SF too, as Andrew Darlington reports… “SUPERSPEED EXCITEMENT WITH THE MEN OF THE PLANETContinue reading Looking Back: Exploring The World of Tomorrow in DC Thomson’s “Big Five” boys comics

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Red Dagger: Issue By Issue

The following check list for DC Thomson’s Red Dagger has been built up from many different sources, not all of which could be cross referenced for accuracy. If you can add any additional information, or can correct any mistakes, then get in touch via e-mail and the listing can be updated. Our thanks to JeremyContinue reading Red Dagger: Issue By Issue

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Graphic Novels by any other name

Jeremy Briggs probes the mystery of DC Thomson’s little known title Red Dagger, and wonders why the company isn’t publishing something similar today… “Graphic Novel” is a much abused term. While it really should refer to a single one off story told in comic strip form such as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, it is normally used asContinue reading Graphic Novels by any other name